Not sure when it happened, exactly, but I now find myself with a job and not a career. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have a job when so many are unemployed. I'm not miserable and seething because I feel I deserve better or am above what I do. Oh no, we'll have NONE of that, especially since I am surrounded by whimpering tools that feel entitled to not only 6 figure pay, but constant praise for simply showing up and doing what they get paid to do. Puppies have less need for attention and affirmations than some of my co-workers. Good times.
I don't think I'm alone in this feeling either. More and more individuals are finding themselves in this position, and having recently read Seth Godin's 'The Dip' I am actively beginning to wonder what I can do to either break out of this trench or quit. Is this a temporary feeling that will improve if I keep hammering away and vigorously push through...or am I actually in a cul-de-sac and nothing I do will improve my situation? Hard to tell as this feeling is recent, but I don't want to quit too early if this is just a dip...however, I don't want to spin my wheels if I've actually hit a dead end wall....ugh.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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